Why the owners will win the lockout

NBA lockout: Which side will come out on top -- the owners or the players?

Updated: September 20, 2011, 12:28 PM ET
By Larry Coon | Special to ESPN.com

There was a brief glimmer of hope that Tuesday's bargaining session would yield some sort of progress. Amid hushed rumors over the weekend that the players would move on the financial issues if the owners would move on the structural issues, the session amounted to little more than a stare-down. Hopes for a compromise that would allow training camps to start on time were effectively dashed.

So much for that idea.

The owners are from Mars and the players are from Venus -- ...

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